MC Breed Found Dead At 36

By Allen Starbury   /   Published 11/23/08

MC BreedMichigan rapper, MC Breed, was found dead on Saturday (November 22) at a friend's home in his home state, his publicist confirmed. The rapper (real name: Eric Breed) was just 36 years old.

Breed's manager, Darryl Morris, told the The Detroit News that the rapper's body was found at a friend's home in Ypsilant, MI, where he had died in his sleep.

Further details regarding his death have not been released.

Breed was hospitalized in September, after collapsing during a pick-up basketball game in Atlanta. After being admitted to the hospital, the rapper was placed on life support for two days, due to kidney failure.

He slightly recovered from his illness. At press time, it is unclear if his previously health problems contributed to his death.

The rapper was "a musical legend of Flint," Carter McWright, owner of Music Planet and an associate of Breed's told local newspaper The Flint Journal.

Throughout his career, Breed recorded 13 albums. His final album, The New Prescription, was released in 2004. The most success album of his career was MC Breed & DFC, which (according to the paper) was multi-platinum, and boasted his hit single "Ain't No Future In Yo Frontin'."

He'd also collaborated with the likes of Tupac, E-40, Too Short, and The D.O.C., among others.

BallerStatus.com sends our condolences to his family and friends.